Home Health Co-Pays Proposed in Obama Budget, Services “At Risk”

The Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget released earlier this week included several proposals that put ...

Study Finds 18 Million Americans Need Home Care

Approximately 18 million adults age 65 and older in the U.S. require some assistance with activities of daily living, however, but as several recent studies continue to show, the number of available caregivers needed to accommodate this demand will be in short supply. Nearly one-half of older adults—or 18 million people—had difficulty or received help […]

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Google Advances Aging Tech Plans with $1.5 Billion Research Partnership

Calico, a life sciences company supported by Google, is making headway on plans to begin developing aging-related health care technologies, the first step of which includes building a $1.5 billion research center in California. The Google-backed company, which launched in September 2013, recently announced a research and development collaboration with AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical […]

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Experts Say Overhaul Needed on End-of-Life Care

Palliative care such as hospice has become widely accepted among patients and their families when it comes to end-of-life care, but some are saying this type of health care delivery falls short in several places, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  The areas where end-of-life care requires the biggest overhauls […]

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Providence Health System Launches $150 Million Fund to Spur Tech Innovation

Seattle-based Providence Health & Services plans to fuel budding innovations across its health care system with the launch of a $150 million venture capital fund geared toward assisting early-stage companies. Improving quality and convenience of care, along with lowering costs, is at the heart of the initiative for Providence, a non-profit Catholic health care ministry […]

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California Court Ruling Raises New Questions for Home Care and Alzheimer’s Patients

In a recent California case, a court ruled that home health workers hired to care for Alzheimer’s patients may not sue them or their families for injuries caused by those patients. But the ruling also raises new questions about where liability lies for in-home caregivers.  The following guest column for Home Health Care news is […]

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